- Common values
- Common goals
- Commitment before emotion
- Communication w/ common growth
The first four, I believe, are sufficient to keep a marriage together “’til death do us part.” Even Bonnie and Clyde (the infamous couple would robbed banks together) stayed together ’til the end and their relationship was based on an immoral standard. With Christ as the foundation, you get all of the “happily” of the first 4, but with the “ever after” as well.